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Much needed Afro-Brazilian tour!

After being in Rio for a couple of days we noticed a a striking correlation between skin colour and... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
antheaaamb
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Kelly and her team are AMAZING!!

Me and my husband visited Rio over New Years. It was our first time in the city and wanted a tour... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
CorinaFerguson
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Seattle, Washington
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Our mission is to provide city tours that go beyond the main touristic routes in Rio de Janeiro, offering a combination of the "Cariocas" life style with the city's wonders and rich cultural life while facilitating the internship of international...more
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

After being in Rio for a couple of days we noticed a a striking correlation between skin colour and social standing, an issue which wasn’t addressed in a previous Rio tour and seemed to go unspoken about. Kelly’s tour was honest and thought-provoking and it...More

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Kelly T, Owner at Rio Encantos, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you so much Anthea for this insightful description of your experience! Our goal is to spread the word about tourism worth taking, proving that traveling with a purpose is much more enlightening than just traveling to show off. Experiential traveling is much more than...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018

Me and my husband visited Rio over New Years. It was our first time in the city and wanted a tour of a few areas. During the whole booking process to the actual tours Kelly and her team were friendly, knowledgeable, and very professional. We...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Kelly’s knowledge and hospitality are incomparable! Exploring Rio with a different perspective and getting deep into this beautiful city culture and history with her was delightful! Great fun times for sure! Can’t wait to be back!!!

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RioEnCantos, Owner at Rio Encantos, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018
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Grata pelo apoio e reconhecimento! Um grande prazer!

Reviewed 6 January 2018

A wonderful tour at a historical samba dance place. Amazing singers, great music and good vibe. Kelly Tavares, the tour guide is exceptionally good and a dedicated professional. I would love to plan another tour with Rio Encantos !!

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RioEnCantos, Owner at Rio Encantos, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Yay! Thanks you só much for your support. I am happy you had a great time!

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Kelly is a tremendous guide! Her knowledge of history and nice narrative talent in perfect english has brought us back to past centuries, evocating gold mining, baroque churches, french pirates, coffee barons, empire balls, belle epoque, samba, bossa nova and the very tropical soul of...More

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RioEnCantos, Owner at Rio Encantos, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Yay! Thank you so much for your support. I am happy you had a great time! Historic research is a lifetime endeavor that help us connect the missing parts of our past.

Reviewed 6 January 2018

Rio Encanto has one of the best tours in the city, its great difference being the knowledgeable tour guide Kelly who not only has a great sense of humor but also extensive know how in guiding tours and responding our questions. Great if you want...More

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RioEnCantos, Owner at Rio Encantos, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Yay! Thank you so much for your support. I am happy you had a great time! Historic research is a lifetime endeavor that helps us connect the missing parts of our past. I have fun learning, exchanging and sharing

Reviewed 27 December 2017

Fabulous trip to Rio Used POLY and Kelly Travares as tour providers and guides ... All the highlights of Rio plus area great local knowledge and local places , streets, galleries nd food houses. Wow! Thank you for your fabulous knowledge and great guidance over...More

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Kelly T, Owner at Rio Encantos, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you so much Vin for being such an inspiring guest! Welcome back soon! Brasil waits for you!

Reviewed 26 December 2017

An amazing guide to an amazing city!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As a group of three tourists from England going to Brazil/ South America, we were the travel agency Rio Encantos for some city tours and their guide Kelly Tavares. What a great, great decision. She is just brilliant....More

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RioEnCantos, Owner at Rio Encantos, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Yay! Thank you so much for your support. I am happy you had a great time! Historic research is a lifetime endeavor that helps us connect the missing parts of our past. I have fun learning, exchanging and sharing

Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Spent 7 days in Rio and the majority of those with our guide Kelly Tavares. Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. Couldn’t recommend more. Top attractions for me: - Project Morrinho in the favelas cariocas - Botanical gardens - Christ the redeemer and sugar loaf mountain...More

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Kelly T, Owner at Rio Encantos, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

YAY! The best way to boost my day and restart energized. Thank you so much! Welcome and get back again soon!

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

I found Rio Encantos on YouTube during my extensive research for my Dream Vacation to Rio de Janeiro. The insightful commentary on the video intrigued me to visit their website and learn more about their tours. With so many wonderful options I decided to start...More

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RioEnCantos, Owner at Rio Encantos, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

iT WAS A GREAT PLEASURE to guide you around and offer you the best programming for the night. Thanks for being such a gentleman and interested visitor. Welcome back many times! Thanks

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